This article examines the influence of gender and area of specialty on salary for telecommunication graduates in the U.S. Gender is linked with a key earnings attribute--nature of work experience. The positive influence of work experience is not surprising, confirming the expectation that those with more experience are likely to earn more money. While much of this influence may be a function of seniority, it seems likely also that lower-paid or less skilled employees would shake-out of their media position relatively sooner. Those remaining in the field would logically advance as their skills dictate, developing closer ties with client accounts, contacts with other companies and other benefits associated with rank. Thus, despite low entry-level salaries, the earnings potential of the respondents increases rather handsomely over time.
Atkin, D. (1993). The influence of gender and area of specialty on salary for telecommunication graduates. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 22(1), 59–66.